11 Dead, 54 Others Injured In Kebbi Auto Crash

At least 11 traders conveying onion and other farm produce from the Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State to Niger State have been confirmed dead in an accident.

It was gathered that the incident, which occurred on Monday along Maiyama/Koko Road in the Koko-Besse LGA of Kebbi State, injured about 50 other passengers, who are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Nafiu Abubabar, confirmed the unfortunate development in a statement on Tuesday.

The PPRO explained that “on reaching a point near Dada village, Koko/Besse LGA, the driver lost control of the vehicle as the truck head suddenly severed from the body.

“Consequently, the truck head alone swerved into the bush. As a result, 65 passengers, all males from Sokoto State, including the driver, sustained various degrees of serious injuries.

“On receipt of the accident report, a team of traffic policemen from Koko Division rushed to the scene and removed the victims to General Hospital in Koko, where a medical doctor confirmed 11 dead, while the remaining victims are currently responding to treatment,” he said

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